Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    Balarabe Musa: Nigeria will be worse if PDP returns to power

Balarabe Musa: Nigeria will be worse if PDP returns to power

Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna says, says the country will be worse if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) returns to power in 2019.NAN quoted Musa as saying this  in a telephone interview on Monday. He reportedly blamed the PDP for the "misery and underdevelopment" the country is witnessing.The elder statesman advised Nigerians not to trust the opposition party [...]

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    Report: Atunwa, Kwara PDP guber candidate, forged NYSC certificate

Report: Atunwa, Kwara PDP guber candidate, forged NYSC certificate

Abdulrazak Atunwa, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state, skipped the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and forged certificate of the scheme, according to Premium Times.Atunwa's certificate scandal is coming four months after Kemi Adeosun, former minister of finance, was exposed for doing same.Adeosun has since resigned and returned to the UK where she grew [...]

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    PDP: Unknown people trying to submit illegal names to INEC

PDP: Unknown people trying to submit illegal names to INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says some unknown persons in the party are trying to submit illegal names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general election.In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesperson of the party, said the PDP is aware of the moves to submit unauthorised names from illegal primaries conducted, especially in [...]

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    PDP kicks over disbandment of Osun governorship tribunal

PDP kicks over disbandment of Osun governorship tribunal

The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has protested the alleged disbandment of the governorship election petition tribunal in the state.The party members held the protest on Thursday at the premises of the election tribunal in Osogbo, the state capital.Niyi Owolade, a chieftain of the PDP, said that they were surprised when the officials of the tribunal [...]

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    APC, PDP lose members as more defections hit house of reps

APC, PDP lose members as more defections hit house of reps

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) have both lost members in the house of representatives.Akinlaja Joseph, a member of the PDP, joined Zenith Labour Party while Olatoye Sugar, a member of the APC, joined Action Democratic Congress (ADC)Their defections were announced in a letter which Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, read during plenary [...]

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    Akpabio asks Saraki to resign after disagreement over sitting arrangement

Akpabio asks Saraki to resign after disagreement over sitting arrangement

Godswill Akpabio, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, says Senate President Bukola Saraki should resign his position.Akpabio made the call on Wednesday after he had a disagreement with Saraki in the senate chamber over sitting arrangement.Albert Akpan, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-east, had accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of plotting to create chaos ahead of the governorship [...]

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    Fayemi scraps Fayose’s education tax, promises free meals in schools

Fayemi scraps Fayose’s education tax, promises free meals in schools

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has scrapped the payment of education taxes in primary and secondary schools.Fayemi made this known on Wednesday at a town hall meeting held in Ido-Ekiti.In 2015, Ayodele Fayose, former governor of the state, had introduced the levy where pupils in private and public schools were mandated to pay N1000 and N500 respectively.But the new governor [...]

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    APC to Adeleke: We didn’t ask you to commit examination fraud

APC to Adeleke: We didn’t ask you to commit examination fraud

The Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the last governorship election in Osun, to face his "fraud case" and stop dragging the party into his affair.In a statement on Wednesday, Kunle Oyatomi, APC director of publicity, research and strategy in the state, said the PDP candidate was looking [...]

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    Nobody is against Peter Obi, says Ebonyi gov

Nobody is against Peter Obi, says Ebonyi gov

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, says he is not opposed to the selection of Peter Obi as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Umahi said Obi is his friend and is competent enough for the role but he, however, insisted that every part of the south-east should have been consulted.Speaking with journalists in Abakaliki [...]

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    Adeleke: Police, APC trying to distract me from retrieving my stolen mandate

Adeleke: Police, APC trying to distract me from retrieving my stolen mandate

Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun, has accused the police of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop him from retrieving his "stolen mandate".In a statement on Tuesday, Adeleke said there is a plot is to harass and intimidate him in order to disrupt the commencement of his petition before the election tribunal.The senator [...]

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    Saraki named DG of Atiku presidential campaign council

Saraki named DG of Atiku presidential campaign council

Senate President Bukola Saraki has been appointed director-general of the campaign council of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP, made this known on Tuesday.The senate president was among the aspirants who contested the presidential ticket at the party's convention which held in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Saraki came third behind [...]

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    PDP to INEC chairman: Don’t bow to pressure on Amina Zakari

PDP to INEC chairman: Don’t bow to pressure on Amina Zakari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), not to bow to "pressure by the presidency" and return Amina Zakari to her former position.Zakari was head of electoral operations and logistics before being redeployed to the department of health and welfare last week.The redeployment occurred after the opposition party accused her of working [...]

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    Oyedepo: Why I accompanied Atiku to Obasanjo’s residence

Oyedepo: Why I accompanied Atiku to Obasanjo’s residence

David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church aka Winners’ Chapel, says he has no affiliation with any political party.Oyedpo said this in response to the criticism which trailed his visit to the residence of former President Olusegun Obasanjo alongside Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Responding to the visit, President Muhammadu Buhari asked religious leaders to eschew partisan [...]

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    Jonathan to south-east leaders: Atiku does not need regional approval to pick Obi

Jonathan to south-east leaders: Atiku does not need regional approval to pick Obi

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has pleaded with south-east leaders to accept the decision of Atiku Abubakar to choose Peter Obi as his running mate for the 2019 election.The VP pick of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate has elicited a protest from south-east leaders who say they were not consulted.PDP governors and leaders of the region met on Saturday, [...]

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    Gbenga Daniel, Orji Kalu… high profile Nigerians ‘affected’ by FG’s travel ban

Gbenga Daniel, Orji Kalu… high profile Nigerians ‘affected’ by FG’s travel ban

The travel ban placed on some prominent Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari affected mostly chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), according to The Nation.They include 13 former governors, a former acting governor and seven ex-ministers who served under the previous administration.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had announced that at least 50 Nigerians being probed for alleged corruption have been placed [...]

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    ‘Fascism taking over Nigeria’s democracy’ — PDP rejects FG’s travel ban

‘Fascism taking over Nigeria’s democracy’ — PDP rejects FG’s travel ban

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against the placement of a travel ban on some high profile Nigerians.The party described the action as a “draconian step” targeted at opposition parties and those perceived to be averse to Buhari’s re-election bid.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had announced on Saturday that at least 50 Nigerians being probed for alleged corruption have been [...]

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